Updated: 19 Sep 2017
The continued reduction in funding for Private Sector Grants has restricted the acceptance of applications for Discretionary Grants for improvement and repair. However, we did approve 303 Discretionary Renovation, Replacement and Home Repair Assistance Grants where exceptional circumstances were deemed to exist.
During the year we spent £20m on completed adaptations, to help households to live comfortably in their own homes. We approved 996 Disabled Facilities Grants to the value of £8.9m. This was below the target number of approvals for the year as Disabled Facilities Grants are demand led.
During 2015/16, we approved 736 Repairs Grants and 303 Discretionary Grants, resulting in a total number of approvals of 2,035.